Summary: Probably a 5* camera. However, the screen is almost impossible to see in daylight. Needs a serious shade. The camera is sold as open box new; mine came with a scratched screen. Not exactly new, but definitely open box. The plastic bag it comes in was laying under it in the box.
Summary: Mainly I distinctly migration for size . To me it makes me easier to transport the F3 (if it is with a small lens better because I fit in your pocket ) , the D5100 is never comfortable (even without the lens).
Summary: I bought this to take awesome pics of my almost newborn baby, and I cant wait too ! I've been trying all kinds of modes and combinations with the settings, I've even tried the reverse lens technique and love it. Video not the best same with the auto focus (not that fast), but it's an F3..
Summary: The F3 is great. it does it all, stills, video etc. The image quality is what you would expect from an APS-C size sensor. The kit lens is just fine, super sharp in the middle and great on the edges. The color rendition is excellent and on par with Canon and Nikon.
Summary: I've had this camera for over two months now and after daily use, I would recommend it without hesitation. This camera has a solid build quality and feels great in the hands, it starts up quickly, offers all the features you'd expect from a dslr and takes great, quality photos.
Summary: I love the great detail I get taking pictures with this Sony. And the high resolution of the rear display is fantastic. My only gripe is that the flash unit doesn't power down very well when taking macro pictures.